NAME: Peruvian Ground Cherry
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Goldenberry / Poha Berry / Cape Gooseberry / Inca Berry / Aztec Berry / Giant Ground Cherry
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Physalis Peruviana
COLOR: Bright Yellow Orange Fruit
PLANT SEEDS: At 70 - 85F
BLOOM TIME: Flowers July - Oct
HARVEST: Fruit Aug - Nov
HARDINESS ZONE: 6 - 11
PLANT HEIGHT: 18 - 24"
PLANT SPACING: 12 - 24"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 50 Seeds
OTHER: The Peruvian Ground Cherry is a small shrub originally native to South America. It’s fruit is edible, & they are now grown commercially some places including South America & South Africa. Most places, the fruit is very hard to find in stores, & quite expensive if it can be found, so it is a good one to grow at home!
The edible fruit is about the size of a cherry tomato, & is sweet with a hint of tart. The taste is somewhere between a tomato, a pineapple, & a strawberry. The fruit can be eaten raw as a snack or in salads, canned, made into jams & pies, or dried for later use.
The Peruvian Ground Cherry is related to the tomatillo & Chinese Lantern, has a similar appearance. Like its relatives, The Peruvian Ground Cherry has a poisonous husk, so you will want to be sure to remove it before eating the fruit. The French call it ‘amour en cage’ - love in a cage.
The plants are fast growing, & can be grown as an annual or a perennial in the ground or in containers. They tolerate sandy or heavy clay soil, & some shade. They are very ornamental with heart shaped leaves, spring flowers, brightly colored fruit, & interesting seed pods!
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Aug 28, 2020
They do take a good long while to sprout, but the plants have a gorgeous growth pattern and are now setting fruit. I’m very pleased. I had kept a few seeds back for next year, but it looks like I’ll be able to save my own.
Jul 6, 2020
Can't wait to grow these
Jun 18, 2020
Never received my large order of several items. It took a month to ship and during that time I moved, I notified seller of my new address, they said they would update their records, shipped to old address anyways. Contacted company and they could care less. They will not refund or replace because tracking says delivered, but it was delivered to old address. I had forwarded my mail with usps before moving but it still didn't forward.
May 20, 2020